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Level of Service Requirements for Freight on Rural Roads and Refinement of Heavy Vehicle Roughness Band Index
Following on from previous work, the purpose of this project was to complete an investigation of subjective ratings of ride quality of A, B and C roads in Victoria while driving a passenger car and a range of heavy vehicles.
Webinar: Operations of Automated Heavy Vehicles in Remote and Regional Areas
This webinar, presented on 25 September 2018, presents challenges around the introduction of automated heavy vehicles to remote and regional areas and the opportunities for future their use in Australia and New Zealand.
Operations of Automated Heavy Vehicles in Remote and Regional Areas
This report identifies opportunities for future use of automated heavy vehicles in regional and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand, as well as any boundaries to prevent such use. The report provides road managers and industry with direction…
Weather Resistant Steel As Viable Option For Country Timber Bridge Replacements
Steel in bridge construction in Australia has declined significantly over the last 40 years from around 25% of bridges to as low as 5% of bridges in recent years. The main reasons for this have been the proliferation of precast prestressed concrete…
Country Bridge Solutions
  • ABC2017-034-17
  • 20 Apr 2017
  • Bridges
Local councils face the growing challenge, as road authorities, of maintaining and eventually replacing ageing bridges on regional and local roads.
The Dynamics of Footbridges Construction in Kenya: Projects Towards Facilitating Mobility and Connectivity in the Rural Areas
Strategic facilitation of rural mobility and connectivity in Kenya has been a major focus of the government of Republic of Kenya since 2005. For the last 10 years the government has adopted design, implementation and maintenance of foot bridges as…
Reforming Remote and Regional Road Funding in Australia
This report examines the current funding and financing arrangements for regional and remote roads in Australia and considers the implications of road funding reforms.
Defining Asset Management Level of Service Requirements for Freight on Rural Arterial Roads

This report documents the outcomes of surveys of road freight drivers, operators and road infrastructure managers to better understand their asset management level of service (LOS) requirements.

The survey responses identified three primary road…

Road Geometry for Improved Rural Safety

This report draws on literature and crash data analysis to identify and quantify geometric road design elements which contribute to casualty crash occurrence and severity on rural roads, e.g. lack of sealed shoulders, steep downhill grades combined…

Rural Bridge Cost Benefit Analysis and Inclusion Within an Investment Program
Economic analysis can inform investment decisions around proposed bridge projects. This paper outlines the evaluative techniques and methodologies used in appraising a proposed bridge replacement and approach realignment project located in rural…